By StorageAsia Editors | Aug 27, 2012
Global production agency, hub+, part of the Omnicom group, has cut the time taken to recover a failed virtual machine by over 20%, by installing Acronis vmProtect to backup and protect its entire virtual environment.
Set up in 1971, hub+ has 85 employees based at its HQ in London and across its network of offices in Singapore, Melbourne and Atlanta.
As a production agency it works directly with clients including O2, Barclays and Sainsbury’s in the UK, to create press adverts, TV ads, produce and manage short films and interactive websites. It also works with ING and AT&T in Atlanta and Mercedes, Aviva and Singtel in Singapore.
With so much data being generated, the company recently virtualised its entire infrastructure to a VMware environment to streamline its processes, reduce its hardware footprint and help manage its costs.
With its critical data now running on 42 virtual machines (VM) across four HP hosts, it needed a backup and recovery solution to safeguard its portfolio of work.
“We initially picked Veeam but realised quite quickly that when we needed to add extra hosts and VMs the price went up considerably due to the extra licenses. We decided to have another look at the options and after carrying out numerous tests, we opted for Acronis’ fast and simple to use, Acronis vmProtect 7.” said Crispin Green, IT manager, hub+.
“Acronis vmProtect simplifies the management of all our backups and allows even non-technical staff to carry out virtual machine recovery to restore data as quickly as possible. With Acronis it takes a matter of minutes whereas our previous product took five times as long. Most importantly it’s allowed me the freedom to not worry anymore about our data, I know it’s protected and if a disaster occurs our mission critical data and applications are safe.” added Green.